Why the NFL Is Thriving, Not Failing

At one time, baseball, boxing and horse racing dominated sports lore for decades, with names like Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth and Secretariat making headlines in American – and around the globe. But in a 1972 Gallup poll, football overtook baseball as the most popular sport among Americans for the first time since the poll began in 1937. So why, suddenly, does it seem as if football is This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Why the NFL Is Thriving, Not Failing

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